After finishing fourth in the Blue Diamond Preview (Listed, 1000m) and fifth in the Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr 3, 1100m) at Caulfield earlier in the year at his only two prior starts, Overshare resumed with a good first up win this preparation. He broke well from barrier five under Tommy Berry, showing good early... Read More
The 2016 Railway Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Scales Of Justice (Not A Single Doubt) has returned to racing in Western Australia in top form, his win in Saturday’s Hyperion Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m) again showing the Perth star is well capable of being effective against Eastern States opposition. Having his second start back since... Read More
The two-year-old colt, who was purchased by Fahey for 72,000gns at Book Two of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2016 from the Bearstone Stud draft, showed a smart turn of foot to beat Arbalet (Dark Angel) by a length and a half, with just a head back to Astraea (Cityscape) in third place. Fahey... Read More
This was the sixth success for the consistent mare, who on Saturday defeated her stablemate Kinshachi (Commands) by a long head with Banda Spice (Show a Heart) a further two and a quarter lengths back in third place. Race time was 1:22.22 with the final 600 metres covered in 35.55. Maternal’s mother Divine Madonna, an... Read More
Many moons ago, on my first racing expedition to the UK, the Herald-Sun’s Matthew Stewart offered me the following propitious salutation.
I found then in the 1990s and early 2000s that, at large, the English punter was much less sophisticated than his Australian counterpart. No account was seemingly taken of track bias. Horses with obvious winning form but with an unfashionable trainer – jockey combination were invariably three times the right price. There was an obsession... Read More
Not, alas, that I know how many he has. I can only take a guess. And this musing is not confined to Weir. I’d be curious to know how many horses each trainer has – a strike rate of winners to individual horses. Another benchmark by which we may judge them. I wonder how many... Read More